The Oregon craft beer scene is an exciting one, and the 32nd annual Oregon Brewers Festival celebrates local craft brewers and cider makers. Located in beautiful Portland, Oregon, the festival offers attendees the chance to sample dozens of craft beer styles from 93 Oregon craft brewers, plus 8 Oregon cider makers. Plus, the event has home brewing demonstrations, games, a Meet the Brewer area, beer-related vendors and delicious food vendors. There is something for everyone – even minors and designated drivers, at the Crater Lake Soda Garden, which features complimentary handcrafted sodas. If you love beer, especially sampling new ones, the Oregon Brewers Festival is a must visit!
Beer Tastings: The pinnacle of the Oregon Brewers Festival, attendees can sample beers from 93 local craft brewers, and 8 local cider makers. The festival is divided into two areas, each of which has four semi-trailers that can pour up to 12 beers each. To partake in beer tasting, attendees can purchase a souvenir tasting mug for $20, which includes the 2019 mug and 10 tasting tokens. Additional tokens are $1 each. A taste is one token, and a full mug is four tokens. For a full list of festival participants, click here.
Exhibits: Seminars and exhibits by homebrewers and breweriana collectors are also part of the festival. From past beer memorabilia to daily beer 101 sessions, merchandise and much more, there’s plenty of additional fun at the Oregon Brewers Festival. For a full list of exhibits and vendors, click here.
Food: The only thing that can make beer better is a delicious meal or snack to go along with it! There are a wide variety of food vendors at the festival providing food and non-alcoholic drinks. Click here for the full list and menus.
Meet the Brewers Tent: Have a beer question you’ve always wondered about, or just want to meet the brewer who crafts your favorite beer? The Meet the Brewers Tent allows you to do just that! Visit the tent to meet the men and women behind the brews you’ve sampled.
Crater Lake Soda Garden: Designated drivers and minors can stop by this area for free handcrafted sodas. Drinkers can purchase these non-alcoholic beverages for one token.
Brewers Brunch: The Oregon Brewers Brunch, presented by Ecliptic Brewing, will take place on Wednesday, July 24. Tickets are available for purchase on May 1, 2019. Click here for more details.
Oregon Brewers Parade: Open to all ages and no tickets necessary, on opening day, parade attendees can gather at the location of Brewers Brunch, then walk a route to Tom McCall Waterfront Park.
The Oregon Brewers Festival has some on-site amenities that can help to make your experience easier and more fun! These include: restrooms, ATM, Hopworks Bike Corral, info area, phone charging station, souvenirs, mug rinse stations and more.
Tom McCall Waterfront Park
300 SW Naito Parkway
Portland, OR 97204
There is no RVing at The Oregon Brewers Festival or Tom McCall Waterfront Park, but there are many RV parks nearby to choose from. These include:
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The Oregon Brewers Festival is located at Tom McCall Waterfront Park in downtown Portland. To get into the park, there are four entrances:
Public transportation is the best option to get to the Oregon Brewers Festival, and the MAX line drops riders off one block from the festival at SW First and Oak Street.
There is no on-site event parking, but there is parking nearby at the SmartPark at 33 NW Davis Street. The Hopworks Bike Corral lets festival attendees park your bike for free, and is staffed by volunteers. The bike corral is located under the Morrison Street Bridge.
The Oregon Brewers Festival does not require admission or a ticket to enter the festival grounds. However, in order to participate in the beer tasting, a current year’s souvenir tasting mug is required. The cost is $20, which includes a mug and 10 tasting tokens. Additional tokens are $1 each.
Mugs and tokens can be purchased on-site at the mug/token sales tent, inside the entrance at SW Oak Street. In the two weeks leading up to the festival, mugs and tokens can be pre-purchased at several locations around Portland, including:
Love beer? Check out the local brews at the Oregon Brewers Festival without stressing about travel plans. Imagine spending the day enjoying delicious food and great craft beer, then returning home to a fully stocked kitchen, private bathroom and comfortable bed. It’s possible with an RV rental from RVshare! Even better, you can experience all the beauty that Portland and Oregon state have to offer before or after your visit to the festival in a comfortable RV.
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